Steven Matz/Mark Teixeira may not have the same fireworks as Roger Clemens/Mike Piazza, but there was a little bad blood last night as Teix was plunked in the shin after earlier hitting a 3-run HR off Matz in the Yanks’ 9-5 win over the Mets Wednesday night.
Chad Green started and struggled. His second pitch of the game was hit for a HR by ex-Yankee Curtis Granderson. Four batters later, another Mets’ run was in, the bases were loaded, and no one was out. He got out of the first down just 2-0.
The Yanks came back with three in the bottom of the first on a 2-run double by Chase Headley and an RBI single by Didi Gregorius.
Green gave up a run in the top of the second to tie the game, but Teixeira’s 10th HR of the season (#404 career) put the Yanks up 6-3 after two.
The Mets scored an unearned run off of Luis Severino in the seventh. Severino had to relieve the stuggling Green in the fourth and did a great job in relief, getting the victory. It’ll be interesting in a few days to see who gets the next start, Green or Severino.This was the Severino we wanted to see early in the season.
The Yanks got three in the bottom of the seventh to ice the game. Gary Sanchez got his first MLB hit, a single, and went to third on a double by Aaron Hicks. A Rob Refsnyder SF brought in Sanchez. After a couple of walks loaded the bases, Starlin Castro’s infield hit made it 8-4, and a bases-loaded walk to Didi made it 9-4.
Tyler Clippard gave up a HR to Neil Walker in the ninth. The final score: 9-5 Yanks.
The Yanks are 54-53. Today’s game, #108 marks the 2/3 point of the season.
Green 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 4 walks, 2 K. 4.94. Gave up 1 HR.
Severino (w, 1-6, 6.02) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R (UNEARNED), 1 H, 1 walk, 5 K.
Clippard 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 4.31 (combined AZ/NYY ERA). Gave up 1 HR.